Brazil's Silva to Stand 3rd Trial in Corruption Probe

October 13, 2016 10:49 PM

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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will face corruption charges in connection with an alleged scheme involving the construction giant Odebrecht.

A court Brasilia said in a statement Thursday that Silva was formally charged with interfering in a state-run development bank to assure financing for a small firm owned by a nephew of his late first wife. Lawyers of the left-leaning leader denied any wrongdoing and said he is being politically targ...

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